Avi 14, David 8, Jon 6, Nadine 5
We played with random chip piles, which Jon thinks is better for some reason.
Avi 62, Jon 52, David 50
Lewis & Clark
Aaron +7, Schnur -7 camp, Nadine -7 scout
First play for Schnur, who caught on and planned well, but Aaron focused on getting cards which worked well for him.
David 65, Avi 65, Jon 52
First play for David and Avi, who liked the game. No tiebreaker.
Schnur 111, Aaron 88, Nadine 66
There were too many things I didn’t realize at the start, including that there were Colonies, which also makes the game much longer, Platinums, and attack cards that gave a lot of useless cards. With the longer game and useless cards, I needed to have more (or any actually) trashing cards, which meant more cards giving actions to support them; and work on buying the higher value money and victory point cards. If I had bought trashing and action cards, it aso would have limited the number that the others were able to buy. Each individual card didn’t seem worth it compared to a silver, but a money strategy doesn’t work in this type of game. The Bishop, in addition to letting you trash, give victory points that don’t clog up your deck, which the others used effectively. So I ended up with a really bad deck for a long game. The only benefit was that it blocked Aaron when he used an attack cards and wanted me to reveal action cards, those attack cards worked much better for Schnur, who had Aaron as his left hand opponent. Schnur and Aaron are also extremely experienced Dominion players.